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1938 Bulova American Clipper Art Deco curvex style vintage wristwatch

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1938 Bulova "American Clipper", 10k yellow rolled gold plate art deco curvex style wristwatch. it's a high grade, usa made 17 jewel manual winder in a thin hexagona tanq style case with a very cool step sided bezel. The dial is original , crystal is nos vintage glass, and the band is nice as well. Just serviced and running excellent.

Stunning dial, all original, from a worthy collection.

1938 Bulova "American Clipper", 10k yellow rolled gold plate art deco curvex style wristwatch. it's a high grade, usa made 17 jewel manual winder in a thin hexagona tanq style case with a very cool step sided bezel. The dial is original , crystal is nos vintage glass, and the band is nice as well. Just serviced and running excellent.

Very clean movement signed Bulova Watch co., USA, 17 jewels, adjusted, 10ae, and a small " half moon " symbol stamped denoting 1938.

Dial is original, in a flat black color with gold numeric/bar hour markers, a gold print minute track, sub second dial and signed Bulova. Caseback stamped 10k rolled gold plate, 8792216. inside says, Bulova, Fifth ave, New York.

Case measures approx. 35mm x 27mm including the lugs and crown. Very good condition showing only some very minor surface scratches and tiny dings . The hadley band is original, a link style with a adjustable folding/locking clasp, will fit a 7.0 to 7.5 inch wrist.

For almost half a century the great american watchmakers like Bulova, Elgin, Waltham and Gruen competed with the the Swiss manufactures focusing on the “every man” watch and fabulous and unusual design.

 

 

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Metal Rolled Gold
Stone Type None
Condition Serviced, working condition
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